Where To Find Our Wines
Did you know that your favorite von Stiehl wines can be found at your local grocery stores and restaurants? Thats right, can pick up a bottle or two the next time you are at the grocery store or enjoy a glass while you are dining at your favorite local restaurant.
Liquor and grocery stores in Wisconsin that carry von Stiehl Winerys Wisconsin Wine are highlighted on the map above.
Our wines are distributed in Wisconsin through Badger Liquor, 1-800-353-5300. Frank Liquor Company is our distributor for the Madison area and Southwestern Wisconsin, 836-6000. Our Door and Kewaunee County distributor is Flanigan Distributing, 743-2036. Our upper Michigan distributors are Binks Beverage, 906-786-0335 and Peterlin Distributing, 906-337-0213.
We have a license to ship wine directly to your door if you live in one of the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, KS, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash. D.C., WI & WY.
What Are Sustainable Spirits
While regulations on the spirits side of sustainable are still in their infancy, that hasnt stopped individual producers from taking heed of conscientious production techniques to reduce their carbon footprint. Distillers striving to make their operations more sustainable are implementing a wide array of eco-friendly procedures ranging from renewable power solutions, water and heat reclamation systems, utilizing locally sourced agricultural produce and composting or reusing any refuse as fertilizer or feed for livestock. In addition to optimizing the efficiency of the manufacturing process, eliminating harmful single use plastics and repurposing or recycling waste products such as barrels and bottles are also proving to be effective strategies for improving sustainability. All spirits labeled organic must meet the regulations provided by both Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and the USDA.
What Is The Difference Between Organic Wine And Wine Made From Organic Grapes
Organic wine in the USA is regulated by the National Organic Program of the USDAs Agricultural Marketing Service, in accordance with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. By definition, organic winegrowing integrates cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster the cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering are not allowed. Products from outside of the cycle are used minimally. The USDA NOP allows for two categories of finished wine:
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What Is Biodynamic Wine
Biodynamic wine is created from a system of winegrowing similar to that for organic wine, but includes various concepts from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner . Steiners farming methods treat soil fertility, plant growth and products, and livestock care and products as ecologically interrelated. Biodynamic agriculture uses compost and manure for fertilization, natural herb and mineral supplements for field sprays and prohibits the use of anything artificial. It treats the entire vineyard as an interrelated part of a self-sufficient farm. Biodynamic farming considers the influence of weather, seasons and movements of the moon and planets on the rhythms of the farm. The term biodynamic refers to both the agricultural methods used to grow the vines, as well as winery processing.
Does The Green Leaf Mean It Is A Natural Wine
Though it is a widely used term, natural wine is difficult to indisputably define. Other terms are almost as popular: low intervention,live,raw, and green wine, to name a few. Isabelle Legeron, Master of Wine, in her book, Natural Wine explains the term best.
Whether or not it is certified , natural wine does exist. It is wine from vineyards that are farmed organically, at the very least, and which is produced without adding or removing anything during vinification, apart from a dash of sulfites at bottling.
While this definition may sound ideal to most, the USA defines organic wine differently. Read on for clarification.
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What Does Sustainable Wine Mean
Sustainable wine production can be defined by three main goals: environmental stewardship, economic profitability and social and economic equity. This means that sustainable farmers do their best to give back to the environment and to the community, while also furthering their business. Sustainable wine growers may largely use organic or biodynamic practices, and occasionally or minimally use synthetic materials , but have the flexibility to choose the methods that work best for their goals. The sustainable label tells the consumer which wines are made with ecological, economical and social principles in mind. Its limitation is that it is locally defined and therefore varies regionally.
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